County Road I/Rice Creek Parkway Roundabout
Ramsey County is working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the cities of Arden Hills and Shoreview to design improvements on County Road I near Rice Creek Parkway and Old Highway 8 in anticipation of traffic growth related to the Rice Creek Commons development. Construction is underway. These improvements will enhance safety and access to the developing Rice Creek Commons.
Improvements include construction of a roundabout, trail access, raised medians, new road shoulders and a new roadway. This work will take place in two phases. The first phase will begin in June and be completed in August. Phase 2 will begin in November and be completed in September. View drawings of improvements, Phase 1 and Phase 2. (PDF)
A roundabout intersection will replace the ramp from I-35W southbound, Rice Creek Parkway, and Old Highway 8. Roundabouts can accommodate a variety of roadway configurations and have been proven to increase safety and reduce delays. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts and how to navigate them, check out MnDOT’s roundabout website.
The improvements, including the removal of the on-ramp loop on County Road I to northbound I-35W, are being coordinated with MnDOT’s I-35W Managed Lanes project.